Scuba Diving Near Tulum

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In Tulum, all of the rivers are underground.  This makes this the perfect location for a specialized type of diving called cenote diving.  Although drift diving is a possibility here, many people travel to this destination specifically for the cenotes, which most of the dive centers in the area specialize in.

You'll find 7 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available are listed here:

Dive Shops Near Tulum
Name Phone Location
Acuatic Tulum (984) 871-2508 Central Tulum
Kay Op Dive Shop -- 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
MexiDivers (984) 807-8805 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Texas Embassy Dive Center -- Central Tulum
Xibalba Dive Shop -- Central Tulum

If you want to go diving, you can check with Scuba Tulum. Specializing in cenote diving, this center offers PADI training and daily dives that take no more than four guests out for an excursion at a time. They are located within the heart of Tulum.

A second option is Dive Tulum Main. Dive Tulum is unique in that they put up all guests who are participating in a lengthy PADI certification program at a local hostel as they complete the course. During certification and for guests who have already completed training, they offer open water, cenote, and cave dives on a daily basis. You can call them at (984) 876-2367.

A third good option is Blue Experience. Pick your pleasure. Whether you're interested in reef diving or cenote diving, or even if you need PADI training Blue Experience is well-equipped to handle all of your scuba diving needs. They're located in the heart of Tulum.

Look through the following table to obtain information about area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Tulum
Name Phone Location
Aktun Dive Center -- Central Tulum
Blue Experience (984) 116-3185 Central Tulum
Dive Tulum Main (984) 876-2367 Central Tulum
Easy Chango Dive Shop -- Central Tulum
Halocline Dive Shop -- Central Tulum
Lucky Fish -- 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Scuba Tulum -- Central Tulum

Dive Services

Check out the table below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 85.0 $ 100.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 135.0
Night Dive $ 80.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 375.0 $ 450.0
Single Tank Dive $ 65.0 $ 85.0

Dive Sites

A few details concerning some of the area's major dive sites are shown in the chart below.

Dive Sites Near Tulum
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Cenote Angelita -- -- -- 20.1626053786 -87.5538253784
Cenote Calavera Good -- 35.1 20.2292333333 -87.4573166667
Cenote Carwash Good Open Water / CMAS * 29.9 20.2741333333 -87.4862166667
Cenote Dos Ojos Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 45.9 20.3250920684 -87.3907196997
Cenote Dreamgate -- -- -- 20.2041721473 -87.4843025208
Cenote Manatí Good -- 32.8 20.2664666667 -87.3912666667
Gran Cenote Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.2 20.2464666667 -87.4640333333
La Inglacia Very Good -- 49.9 20.3742833333 -87.3199666667
The pit Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 183.7 20.3447833333 -87.4217333333

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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